Film has always been a passion for Karan dating back to growing up in his late Grandfather’s video shop. Being raised within and around the London Film Industry only cultivated this path, with family and friends spread around different functions of film and media, whether it be in marketing, directing, producing, distribution, acting and development.
Initially working with MADE from 2016; a charitable organization with an overall vision to contribute to reducing discrimination against BAME & LGBTQ+ Londoners, this resonated with Karan, being of Indian descent. Their first specific aim is to reduce prejudices about those communities and the second to increase career readiness for talent from those communities entering into the creative industries. In the last few years, MADE has run over 500 filmmaking workshops, 4 screening events with over 150 attendees, held an exhibition at BFI Southbank attracting over 1500 people, delivered 10 projects, and produced over 30 short films with 100,000+ online views. Winning Screenplay Competitions in 2018; Monkey Tree Bread Festival Finalist for Best Genre Screenplay and Awarded Best First Screenwriter in the London Film Awards, fuelled this drive further for Karan; to find ways of getting his ideas from the page to the screen.
Studying Economics and Finance at Durham University provided him with the skill set to learn how the film market ticks. Eventually, this was reflected with his undergraduate dissertation: ‘What are the key determinants of success for the box office within the UK motion picture industry?’ which received a first. This brought Karan to production companies such as Origin Pictures and 42 Management and Production, assisting within the development departments, where he assessed potential projects and aided in the development of ongoing projects. Currently, he is on the route to developing his own work.
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Darbhanga International Film Festival
Bihar
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival
Chennai
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Indian Panorama International Film Festival
Mumbai
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
10th Noida International Film Festival-2023
Noida
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Bharat International Film Festival
Mumbai
2023
WINNER (Best Debut Filmmaker) & OUTSTANDING ACHEIVEMENT AWARD (Best Short Film)
GHANIMAH
Tagore International Film Festival
West Bengal
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Pambujan International Film Festival
Northern Samar
2023
Quarterfinalist
The Incumbents
Screenwriters Network - SWN Feature-Length Screenplay Competition Fall 2022
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Incumbents
StoryPros International Screenplay Contest 16th Annual - 2022
2022
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Newham Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival
Kathmandu
2022
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Oaxaca FilmFest
Oaxaca
2022
Official Selection - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
GHANIMAH
11th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-22
Mumbai
2022
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
Visionfest Screenwriting Competition
2022
Quarterfinalist
Colorado Caliber
Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition
2022
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Creative World Awards (2022)
2022
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
2022
Official Selection
Colorado Caliber
Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival
2022
Official Selection
Colorado Caliber
Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022
2022
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards Season 6
2022
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
The Southern California Screenplay Competition (2021)
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
StoryPros International Screenplay Contest 16th Annual - 2022
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition
2022
Preliminary Finalist
The Vet
Creative World Awards (2022)
2022
Semifinalist
The Vet
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards Season 7
2022
Official Selection
The Vet
Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship Season 5
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
The Southern California Screenplay Competition (2021)
2022
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
International Screenwriting Competition
2021
Honourable Mention
Colorado Caliber
Finish Line Script Competition 2021
2021
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award 2021 Screenplay Award
2021
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Scriptation Showcase - Features + Shorts Category 2021-2022
2021
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Screencraft Horror Screenplay Competition 2022
2021
Honourable Mention
The Vet
Finish Line Script Competition 2021
2021
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Scriptation Showcase - Features + Shorts Category 2021-2022
2021
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Screencraft Drama Screenplay Competition 2021
2021
Semifinalist
The Vet
WeScreenplay - Diverse Voices Fall 2021
2021
Best Genre Screenplay Finalist
Deadbeat Symphony
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
london
2018
Best First Screenwriter
Deadbeat Symphony
london film awards
london
2018
College
Durham University
Economics & Finance
20172020
Birth Date
November 27, 1998
Birth City
LONDON
Current City
LONDON
Hometown
LONDON
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Indian
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